Sunday, 15 July 2018

Cullingworth and Hewenden Reservoir

Sunday 15th July a.m.
Th warm sunny weather continues with an early temperature of 15°C as I took the dog for a walk through the village.Overhead was c30 Swift, juveniles building up along with adults ready for the long journey South in a couple of weeks. There were several groups of House Martins also feeding for their later journey.
 I then walked on to the viaduct overlooking Hewenden Reservoir where there were more Swifts,Swallows and House Martins.A Kestrel was in a tree looking for food and a Sparrowhawk flew down to the reservoir overflow where there was a couple of Moorhen.There were ten BH Gulls on the dam wall and at the other side were Canadas and Mallard plus a Mute Swan.A walk round the reservoir produced GSW,Linnet,Bullfinch,Goldfinch,Jay and Willow Warbler.
Swallow Juv

Canadas & Mallards




Mute Swan

Mute Swans

distant Sparrowhawk

Peacock Butterfly

Small Tortoiseshell

Hewenden Reservoir 15/7/2018

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